A person on the 18-hole Langston Golf Course in Northeast Washington spotted a body in the Anacostia River on Monday afternoon, according to D.C. police.
Firefighters retrieved the body and it was taken to the medical examiner’s office. A cause of death, and an identification, could not immediately be determined.
Officer Anthony Clay, a police spokesman, said the body was spotted about 1:45 p.m. near Anacostia Park.
It was unclear where the body was pulled from the water. While police said the initial call came from the golf course in Northeast, the fire department says it responded further south, to a spot along the river in Southeast.